Did ancient Egyptian queens really don a fake beard? Just how many lovers did Catherine the Great have? Was Marie Curie really as glum as her pictures make her seem? Find the answers to these questions and learn more about some of history’s greatest women with these books from the library.
Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
by Joyce A. Tyldesley
Call Number: DT87.15 .T95 1998
Subject to a vicious campaign by her successor that nearly erased her from history, Hatchepsut stands as one of the very few female rulers of Egypt. This meticulously researched history, tells the story of a woman who ascended the throne in a male-dominated court, assuming many of the same trappings of the male pharaohs--yes, down to the fake beard--and went on to rule over a peaceful and prosperous Egypt.
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power
by Virginia Rounding
Call Number: DK170 .R68 2008 Schaumburg Campus Library--Room 140
A German-born outsider who, with the help of her lover, became empress, Catherine established Russia as a prestigious and powerful player on the world stage. This lively and engaging account of Catherine’s long reign offers a surprising and sympathetic portrait of a woman who ruled with skillful diplomacy, enthusiastic patronage of the arts, and most of all, belief in her own destiny.
Marie Curie And Her Daughters: The Private Lives Of Science's First Family
by Shelley Emling
Call Number: QD22.C8 E46 2012
Marie Curie, eminent physicist, Nobel-prize winner, first lady of science, mother. This compelling and intimate biography focuses on Curie’s relationship with her daughters and their subsequent achievements, revealing the passionate and human side of the woman who dedicated her life to scientific discovery.